October 5, 2009
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, will air on PBS-TV beginning September 27. Burns recently spoke with Scholastic Kid Reporter Kayla Gough about the new documentary. Click here for a PDF of the interview to share with your students.
Reproducibles for the October 5, 2009 issue!
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"China by the Numbers"
SKILL: Matching Details
- TEACHER TO TEACHER
SKILL: Creating a Chronology
- CROSSWORD PUZZLE
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October 5, 2009: Table of ContentsPAGE 3: News
Media: Disney's Big Deal
International: Doubts About Afghanistan
Health: Caught Napping
Numbers in the News
Debate: Ban Circus Animals?
Entertainment: Biggest, Fastest, Grossest
PAGE 6: World
China: The Next Generation
Teens in China are studying hard to make a better life for themselves. What price will they pay to make their country the world's dominant economy? PLUS: 21st-Century Governments in Action
PAGE 9: MapSearch
Reading a Country Map: China
PAGE 10: American History Play
Amelia Earhart was a daring aviator who broke barriers in her quest to fly. Read our adaptation of the script of a new film, Amelia, starring Hilary Swank.
PAGE 14: GeoSkills
Land and Water
Learn more about the unique natural forms all around us.
PAGE 16: What Do You Know?
Word Wise; Cartoon; Eyewitness